A transsexual man who shocked the world with the news that he is pregnant had previously posed for a gay magazine as a woman. A picture of expectant father Thomas Beatie, with a swollen belly at 22 weeks and a man's flat chest, made international headlines and triggered discussion among ethicists and family groups. The decision of Mr Beatie to have a child as a year-old "transgender male" was criticised by some as "playing with fire", while others dismissed the photo as a hoax. But this latest picture shows Mr Beatie as a muscular woman before his sex change, happily posing with his girlfriend Nancy in a skimpy bikini in In a first person piece entitled Labour of Love and published in The Advocate, a magazine with a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender readership, Mr Beatie says his decision to have a child "has been met with discrimination and outright derision by health care professionals". According to his article, Mr Beatie went through a sex change but decided to have only chest reconstruction and testosterone therapy, stopping short of making any changes to the reproductive organs he was born with.
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A person who was born male and is living as a man cannot get pregnant. However, some transgender men and nonbinary people can. In most cases, including cis-men who have sex with men, male pregnancy is not possible. New research in uterine transplants may mean that male pregnancy could be a possibility in the future, though.
When Jay Thomas, 33, decided he wanted to get pregnant in , he spoke to his physician. Thomas, a cook who lives in Louisville, Kentucky, explained to his doctor that he and his wife, Jamie Brewster, 33, a bank employee, are both transgender, and that he had been on testosterone for more than two years. The physician said Thomas had likely gone through early menopause, and that if they were able to conceive at all, he would have to go off the hormone for at least 18 months. One of the most persistent myths transgender men and nonbinary people hear from doctors is that testosterone has sterilized them, experts say.
Thomas Trace Beatie born  is an American public speaker , author , and advocate of transgender and sexuality issues, with a focus on transgender fertility and reproductive rights. In early , Beatie came out as a trans man. Beatie had gender reassignment surgery in March and became known as "the pregnant man" after he became pregnant through artificial insemination in The couple filed for divorce in The Beatie case is the first of its kind on record, where a documented legal male gave birth within a heterosexual marriage to a woman, and for the first time, a court challenged a marriage where the husband gave birth.